The Bélesta forest as a whole is made up of silver fir trees.
For many centuries, the inhabitants of Bélesta, Fougax and l'Aiguillon had the precious privilege of obtaining supplies from the Bélesta forest for their uses: heating, construction ...
The woods of the Bélesta forest were used under Colbert (1619 -1683) for the construction of boat masts in the Toulon shipyards. Timber was transported by water from Quillan sur l'Aude.

Free and open access all year round for the communal part of the forest with an area of ​​226 hectares.

Access: take direction Bélesta forest-plateau de Sault.

To see also in the forest the chasm of the Ravens.

A 5-hour family hike


Cathar Pyrenees

Located to the east of Ariège, on the border of the Aude, this territory, labeled "Country of Art and History", revolves around [...]

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  • Aire de pique-nique
  • Parking lot
  • Picnic tables


  • Pet Friendly